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Elizabeth Murphy (left) was sentenced to 5 years hard labour for stealing an umbrella and Mary Richards was jailed for 5 years for stealing 130 oysters. Harsh justice in Victorian times!

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Mary A. Butts was arrested for larceny at North Shields Police Station on December 20, 1904


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Mug shot of Vincenzo Peruggia, who stole the Mona Lisa 100 years ago on August 21, 1911.

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From the donkey thief to the drunk who wouldn't leave the pub: Criminal records of 67,000 Victorian villains published online for first time

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Thirteen-year-old James Scullion was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labor for stealing clothes. After this he was sent to Market Weighton Reformatory School for three years. From the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Flickr page. According to the page, all the prisoners photographed spent time in Newcastle Gaol between December 1871–December 1873. via vintage everyday

1873: Elizabeth C Roberts, Prisoner Number 3130 (PCOM 2/352) Lesson about Child Criminals during Victorian times.